Cutting & Self Harm

By: Christopher Koble. Hour 5.

Media Influences:

The Way She Feels is a song about a girl finding a way to stop cutting, it is to talk to her father and get comfort from him and "finding relief in his eyes".


Between The Trees - The Way She Feels
Another thing that may promote self harm is the image of "perfect bodies" on tv or magazines. People feel insecure because they don't look like that and they dont like it, so for comfort, they will cut.
In Flames isn't a band many people will like, but the lyrics can show, its not just girls that cut, it can be guys too, and sometimes all guys want is comfort too.
In Flames - Take This Life Lyrics

Interpersonal Communication:

  • Someone you can talk to is your doctor, they can access if you need anti-depressants or maybe hospital care.
  • You can also go to a counseling center, like New Beginnings in Mankato, you can talk to a counselor about anything that is bothering you and they know just what to say

Immediate/ Long Term Risk Factors of Cutting:

Immediate:

  • Great loss of blood
  • Deep cuts
  • Tetanus
  • Death
Long Term:

  • Worse Depression
  • Injured muscles
  • Cutting more often

Advances:

There is no specific cure for cutting or self harm, but there is anti-depressant medications and many different types of counseling to find the root problem that started you self harming and work from there